Storm Watch Updates
Last updated February 18, 2024
With the ground already saturated from previous storms, the community is encouraged to sign-up for emergency alerts, pick up sandbags, and prepare for the storms in advance. The City will continue to monitor forecasts and conditions, and staff are ready to respond should conditions change.
Heavy Rainfall forecasted the week of February 18, 2024
The National Weather Service issued a flood watch for the entire Bay Area and Central Coast. The current weather system has brought moderate to major impacts persisting into Wednesday. Flooding and rain are the primary concern, with strong gusty winds and hazardous beach and marine conditions. There’s an increased risk of flooding due to excessive rainfall with impacts to creeks, streams, roadways in urban areas and shallow landslides (e.g. rocks or debris on the roadways.)
What you can do
Monitoring Storm Drains:
Storm drains have limited capacity and flooding may occur in low lying areas. Since Public Works crews may be delayed in responding to reports of flooding, based on the severity of the storm, residents can help by:
- Checking drainage systems including gutters and removing debris as necessary.
- Using sandbags and plastic sheeting to protect flood-prone entrances to homes.
- Ensure that garden waste is not blocking storm drains.
Union City residents and businesses may pick up a maximum of 5 sandbags (per household/business) if needed, while supplies last. Bags can be found at the Public Works Corporation Yard located at 37650 7th Street. Sandbags can be picked up at anytime.
Driving slowly and carefully, particularly where water has accumulated on roadways. Never drive into a large body of standing water.
- To receive detailed, up-to-date information directly from the Union City Police Department via email sign up for Nixle alerts at Nixle.com and register for Union City Police Department (CA). Once logged in, go to setting and select the Alert, Advisory and Community option. To receive text message alerts only, text your zip code to 888777.
- To receive Union City specific emergency alerts on your phone, sign up for AC Alert and stay tuned to local radio, television news sources for the latest weather information and through the City’s website, social media accounts.
- Track the forecast: For the latest forecast from the National Weather Service visit www.weather.gov/mtr
Important Phone Numbers
|Union City Public Works
After office hours, call non-emergency line (510) 471-1365, option #3
|For fallen trees, debring (on side of road) of blocked storm drains.
|View or report power outages online
Call 1(877) 660-6789
If you see downed power lines, leave the area immediately and call 9-1-1, then, call PG&E at 1(800) 743-5002.
For more information about outages and safety precautions, visit www.pge.com/en/outages-and-safety.htm
For light signal outages on 238 (Mission Blvd) or issues occurring on 880 freeway,
|Report Issues online here
|Alameda County Water District
To report water main breaks
|Alameda County Flood Control & Water Conservation District
|To report issues at Alameda Creek
|Union Sanitary District
|To report sanitary sewer emergencies
For additional resources on disaster readiness, visit page, Disaster & Emergency Preparedness. Version Options Storm Watch Updates Head